Who can make the best expansion team ????
Team name: Miami Beasts
coaches: Erik Spoelstra assistant Mark Jackson
PG. Kyle Lowry, Nate Robinson, Norris Cole
SG. Paul George, Landry Fields, T Mac
SF. Diaw, Battier, Gallinari
PF. Troy Murphy, Big Baby, Bonner
C. DeAndre Jordan, Amir Johnson, Dexter Pittman
Draft: Anthony Davis in round 1 round 2 I'll get Tim Hardaway Jr.
Star: Paul George
DPOY: DeAndre Jordan
Lowry, George, Diaw, A Davis, DeAndre Jordan
Norris Cole, Hardaway Jr., Battier, Murphy, A Johnson
Nate, Landry Fields, Gallinari, Big Baby, Pittman
Are there rules to this Expansion Team thing? Because most people don't know how the real system works. Since you set no perameters, here is my "Expansion Team":
you wouldn't be able to get them in an expansion draft becasuse their teams wouldn't leave them unprotected. You HAVE to choose unprotected players in an expansion draft. But, that would be a great regular team. I don't have to set perameters because all expansion drafts work the same way
If I remember correctly, current teams will choose a couple to a few of their players NOT to protect. If so....Indiana will protect George (who plays 2, but more of a 3) and Houston will protect Lowry. The same with Jordan in Clipperland. On that note, I will look at Indiana and Houston to see who is left unprotected as they do have a deep team. Houston may leave Flynn/Lee/Scola or even Martin (high slary) unprotected and to be honest, if Indiana sees George as their future star, they may be tempted to leave Granger unprotected. And as far as "drafting Anthony Davis, if hes a lock to be a top 3 pick, as an expansion team (assuming you dont play this season) youll be giving the 4th overall pick after the lottery takes place. Expansion team are NOT given a chance to win a top 3 pick. Bobcats was giving the the 4th overall pick but then traded it along with their second rounder to the Clipps for the #2 pick (Okafor).
i wasn't sure which players were protected or not.
NBA teams can protect eight players from their roster in expansion drafts. Everybody else is made available to the expansion team. They also get the fourth overall pick in the draft that season.
So there are your basic parameters.
cool, im learning here, hehehe
Coach: Phil Jackson. Assistants: Pat Riley, Eric Spoelstra, Mark Jackson
Draft Picks: Harrison Barnes and Tim Hardaway
Chalmers, Lowry, Rubio
Joe Johnson, Paul George, Landry Fields
Gallinari, Barnes, T Will
Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Diaw
DeAndre Jordan, JaVale McGee, Tyson Chandler
Greg Monroe is th 3rd PF instead of Diaw
you wouldn't be able to get them in an expansion draft becasuse their teams wouldn't leave them unprotected.
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